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Sarasota Subaru Owners Beware: The Wheels May Fall Off Your Vehicle


People drive all kinds of cars in Sarasota. Therefore, it should come as no surprise when you see Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge vehicles on Washington Boulevard. Of course, there are tons of other options too. However, today’s focus is on one particular brand, Subaru. Do you own one of these impressive machines and use it to travel along Fruitville Road, US 41, and more?

If that’s the case, and it is a particular model, it’s in your best interest to park the vehicle now. That is because it could have an issue that can cause its wheels to fall off. Don’t do a double-take. You read that correctly. Its tires may fall off.

1,182 Subaru Solterra Vehicles

Driving in Sarasota County can be pretty dangerous, even if your vehicle is in top form. So, just imagine how things will be if you’re traveling at 55 miles per hour or more, and one or more of your tires come off. It has come to our attention that there are 1,182 Subaru Solterra vehicles in circulation that could have under-torqued hub bolts. This dilemma stems from repairs made by a third-party contractor for a recall.

Subaru believes the repair specifications were not followed. Hence, the under-torqued bolts might exist. As a result, the wheels can become loose, increasing the risk of a crash. This problem is so significant that a do not drive order has been issued for the Solterra vehicles. Subaru is supposed to contact the owners of affected models directly.

Then, they will need to schedule services with their local dealerships to get the bolts tightened. Whatever you do, address the matter sooner rather than later because it could put you and others in danger. Have you been injured by a defective product or negligent manufacturer?

Seek Compensation For Your Damages

Manufacturers or sellers are responsible for the harm defective products produce. Therefore, if it can be proven that negligence occurred in some form, you might have the grounds to seek compensation for your damages. Don’t underestimate auto manufacturers. They typically have legal teams standing by, waiting to discredit injury and wrongful death claims.

Why do people need monetary settlements/judgments following injuries caused by negligence? There are many different reasons, but we’ll outline some of the top prospects here. Often, accident victims cannot work for a specific time or indefinitely. Thus, they experience lost wages. Plus, they’re hurt, so medical bills enter the picture for doctors, hospitals, treatments, prescriptions, and more. The injuries Floridians receive in crashes vary but often include:

  • Fractures And Broken Bones
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Burns
  • Whiplash

Of course, death is another unfortunate outcome of auto accidents. You don’t have to merely take our word for it, though. According to the FLHSMV, there were 3,454 fatal crashes across Florida in 2020 that caused 3,741 fatalities. Therefore, it is also possible for loved ones to lose their lives in car crashes. If that happens, you could be responsible for their final expenses.

Research shows the average cost of a funeral is around $6,500 in Florida. However, that price can easily climb to $10,000 or more when it comes to a traditional funeral.

Michael J. Babboni's wide-ranging legal career is based on the strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and have access to effective legal help. Michael began putting his beliefs in action by helping the people of St. Petersburg Florida get what they are owed in civil trials fighting to protect families by making corporations pay, and honor their obligations.

Sarasota Subaru Owners Beware: The Wheels May Fall Off Your Vehicle

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
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